A history of the theories of aether and electricity

  title={A history of the theories of aether and electricity},
  author={Edmund Taylor Whittaker}
Market: Physicists, interested lay readers, and historians of science. This survey of the history of electrodynamics provides insight into the revolutionary advances made in physics during 19th and the first quarter of the 20th centuries. The first volume covers the theories of classical physics from the time of Plato to the end of the 19th century. The second volume examines the origins of the discoveries that paved the way for modern physics with the emphasis on special relativity, quantum… 

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  • S. Walter
  • Physics
    Oxford Scholarship Online
  • 2018
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